Whether you’re after a few casual drinks to wind down the year, or looking for a party venue where even your most uptight co-worker can let loose, we’ve put together the best venues on the Sunshine Coast to host this year’s Christmas bash.
This place in the king of functions, and is sure to make your next staff party one to remember. With heaps of different canapé packages, platters, and drink deals to suit any group size, The Dock is the ultimate Christmas party destination. The live music, ocean views, and amazing food are just a bonus.
If good food, good booze, and good times sounds like your ideal Christmas staff party, then look no further than Village Bicycle. With plenty of delish eats to share (crispy pork belly tacos and cheezy sleazy fries anyone?), an amazing cocktail menu and a great line-up of tap beers, even your boss will have a good time here. Oh, and the kitchen is open until 11:00pm every night, so keep the fries coming.
Like tacos? What about tequila? (Yep, this is the venue for THAT kind of work party). Paradise Arcade will answer all of your taco and tequila wishes, and then some. With an epic ‘Table Comida’ (aka table food) menu, amazing cocktails (hello homemade watermelon soda) and hip hop beats that’ll keep the good times rolling well into the night, this is the place to come if you and your colleagues are looking to let your hair down. Or just eat your body weight in char grilled street corn and guacamole. You decide.
Land & Sea Brewery
Noosa’s first and most loved craft brewery, Land & Sea, is a great Christmas party venue, especially if your work mates are into beer. With heaps of delicious and original craft beers, a mouth-watering menu (think hearty burgers and juicy steaks), and plenty of function space for larger groups and parties, Land & Sea is perfect for all kinds of staff parties.
Kiki Bar and Eatery makes organising this year’s Christmas staff party a piece of cake. Their group tapas menu (which offers either 2 or 4 courses per person) means you don’t have to worry about who’s ordering what, splitting the bill, and all that other uncomfortable stuff that happens at staff parties. Instead just sit back, sip on a butter espresso martini, and let Kiki Bar do all the hard work for you. They also cater to vegans, vegetarians, and have gluten free options, so it’s all covered. Cheers to that.
Another one for the beer lovers, Brouhaha Brewery is the ultimate chilled out staff party destination. Soak up the beautiful hinterland while sipping on house made craft beer and chowing down on a pork belly and goat’s cheese pizza. With plenty of seating space and group bookings available, it’s the no fuss option that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser. Staff party = sorted.
Want to host THE staff party of staff parties? Then why not do it through M.V Catalina, Noosa’s only fully licensed floating event space. Yes, we said floating. Think a luxe cruise ship style party, complete with cocktails, delish food, and a stunning view of the sunset. The ship is decked out with aesthetic white washed furniture and nautical themed accessories, so all your snaps will be extremely ‘gramable. #staffpartygoals
If you and your colleagues are fans of classic American fare, or just OTT burgers in general, then Good Bar will be the perfect place to host your staff gathering. Not only do they put together a mean burger (seriously, they’re gravity defying), but they also offer a range of function packages for all group sizes and budgets. Easy peasy.
Holey Moley is the cult-like chip-n-putt that’s taken the country by storm. This 18-hole mini golf course can be found in Maroochydore precinct, along with a disco bowling alley, karaoke, The Caddyshack cocktail bar and two escape rooms. An easy to organise Christmas party venue on the Sunshine Coast (just wrangle your work mates and they’ll do the rest), expect all the LOLs with a labyrinth of holes featuring everything from an ass with Trump’s face on his, well, ahem, ass, to a hound dog with The King himself upon his throne. There’s a reason Holey Moley is known as the creator of Australia’s best mini golf courses, par none.
Whatever type of staff Christmas party you’re looking for this year, there’s plenty of perfect venues here on the coast. So make your bookings, pencil it in, and prepare for the ultimate staff shindig.
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